Rabbits are quiet, grow fast, have large litters and can be fed on produce from the garden, or picking safe weeds, or just good quality hay (They will grow faster on pellets or a balanced natural diet)
Rabbits a great high protein, low-fat, white meat, that is great tasting, easy to slaughter and no freezing needed Just keep them in the cages until ready to put on the plate.
Rabbits have awesome pelts to make blankets, or clothing, or a great barter item. Rabbits also produce one of the best manures for the organic garden. During the growing season from half to three-quarters or maybe even more of a rabbits diet could be grown by the homesteader. Also by feeding garden wastes, weeds, leaves, berries etc, you could provide all the food needed for a small-scale homestead meat supply.
Composting takes from 6 to 12 weeks to make garden waste fit to be used as a soil amendment, Rabbits and Worms can do a far better job and making a better product in ten days! So garden waste becomes rabbit food, which them becomes an equal weight of worm food in a day or two, which then becomes worms and their castings in over 90 days. The worms increase to become a source of highly nutritional poultry, waterfowl and fish food in 3 months. Leaving behind a mass of plant food that becomes more plants, more saleable product, and more rabbit food. All in the same time it takes a compost pile to become a lower quality of soil amendment without the added poultry, and fish food benefits. Now that’s Self Sufficiency! I will be talking about all this in future posts!
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